Southdown Roads Maintenance
Hampshire County Council is shortly expected to carry out a variety of maintenance treatments based upon extending the resilience and life of the highway network. A four month schedule of works, throughout the county, will begin on 19 March and will include the following roads within the parish: Cross Way, Fairfield Road, Southdown Road and Grove Road. All householders in those areas will receive individual letters before the work starts.
According to the traffic engineers, the work is
“an investment in Hampshire’s infrastructure for the long term, marking a substantial shift in emphasis from reactive to planned maintenance – which is much more cost effective in the long run, making them more resilient to the effects of extreme weather, such as snow and ice. Although the named roads may appear sound, fine cracks and worn areas are starting to appear and if left untreated will deteriorate further”.
The engineers have requested that, on the day work takes place, residents should not park in the road and be prepared not to move cars until the road has been treated. They also caution that, since the works are weather sensitive, exact dates cannot be provided at this time. Signs providing information on the start dates will be provided and will be updated as soon as possible should there be any programme changes.
Should residents of the roads named above have any queries regarding these works, they should telephone the HCC contact centre on 0300 555 1388.